We Fly

We spark intellectual curiosity. Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—treat students as partners, from day one. In classrooms and labs, on the sports fields, in immersive learning projects off campus—with agility and perseverance—Cardinals fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.

Central Message

Ball State is committed to a bright future. And it includes you.

We embrace the future, and our students, faculty, staff, and supporters have the intellectual curiosity, courage, determination, and dedication to shape it. We're excited, and we'd love to have you join us.

Supporting Messages

  • Find your passion and purpose here.
  • We are guided by Beneficence.
  • We inspire.
  • Our beautiful campus is our canvas.
  • We’re about more than educating students. We’re about serving our neighbors, near and far.

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Ball State Boilerplate

Standard language that can be used to provide an overarching description of Ball State University.

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Mission Statement

The University's mission statement is defined by the "Destination 2040: Our Flight Path" strategic plan.

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EOE/AA Language for Marketing Materials

Ball State University is committed to the principles of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. The University approved Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action wording is to be used in all marketing, employment, and purchasing publications.

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